Here are 3 reasons to take a spa break in Portugal
1. Wind down with wine
Portugal’s stunning Douro Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famously home to port wine production. Its winding terrain naturally lures oenophiles, but also beckons those seeking relaxing spa escapes. Hotels in the area infuse wine samplings and vineyard visits into their service offerings and spa menus, often toting onsite winemakers and specialists. After all, who doesn’t love a glass of wine after an indulgent spa break in Portugal? If so we recommend Six Senses Spa Douro Valley Property.
2. Sweeping Landscapes
Portugal’s geography is breathtakingly diverse: Jagged cliffs dramatically greet the Atlantic ocean, pine forests send eye-lines upwards and archipelagos spot the sea with green. These beautiful landscapes are ingrained in Portuguese culture, from its conservation efforts to its hospitality. Portugal’s hotels incorporate these backdrops into their spa programming, regularly hosting forest walks, outdoor yoga classes and on-the-water workouts. If admiring stunning landscapes is your idea of heaven, we would recommend The Spa at Penha Longa Resort.
3. Locales coloured by history
Portugal is famous for its pousadas, which are historically significant edifices converted into luxury accommodations. These former castles, monasteries or manors now act as exotic retreats and sightseeing stops, and are more often found in Portugal’s remote, rural or coastal towns and regions. These elegant pousadas add romance and intrigue to a spa break in Portugal.
To be inspired and see our great spa & wellness partners in Portugal, take a look at our Portugal Spa Guide.
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